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EntrepreneurSeptember 4, 2016

When People Think your Business is a “Hobby”

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen people look at your business that you founded and work hard at as a hobby, how do

EntrepreneurAugust 14, 2016

The Perks of Working from Home

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesWorking from home is a privilege that requires discipline. As the owner of a small business, where I

Business and MoneyApril 28, 2016

Allowing a Business to Grow

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this article, the author shares some thoughts as she tries to work towards expanding her business. The

EntrepreneurApril 5, 2016

Supporting Female-Owned, Small Businesses

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this article, the author describes the annual initiative in her store (Spontiphoria) done to support small businesses. It was late 2014, and I was sitting and thinking of the franchise-savvy nature of the average Dubai consumer. At that point in time, international brands and franchises reigned supreme. Dubai was all about the next big

EntrepreneurJanuary 4, 2016

How Running A Business Has Changed My Personality

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe author examines the changes in her personality that have emerged as a result of owning a business

EntrepreneurSeptember 15, 2015

Separating Work from Home

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesArticle in brief: the author discusses the importance of making a clear distinction between home and work when

EntrepreneurAugust 13, 2015

“No” is Sometimes Better

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 5 minutesArticle in brief: the author discusses the journey that leads to making conscious choices with your time. There’s one particular journey every business owner goes through eventually. It’s learning to say no. At the beginning, you are this starry-eyed entrepreneur who sees possibilities everywhere. You say yes to almost everything, and you don’t know what could possibly

EntrepreneurMay 1, 2015

Insights about Workplace Morale

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 5 minutesArticle in brief: A couple of ways you can be a good boss and improve everyone’s performance abilities.

EntrepreneurApril 1, 2015

Constantly Adapting Your Business to Change

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesArticle in brief: This article deals with the fluid nature of business processes and dependent success is on the ability to adapt to changing environments. When you read interviews of owners of successful businesses, one thing is almost certain. When asked about the path their business has taken, many will respond by saying that the tasks

Business and MoneyMarch 1, 2015

5 Lessons From Being An Entrepreneur, Part 2

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle in brief: 5 more lessons the author learnt within the first two months of starting a business. A continuation of January’s article. In the last article, I discussed five things I learnt within the first few months of starting my business. I spoke about how it becomes your life, how important it is to